Prime Minister expresses condolences after Thai worker repatriated from Israel fell to his death during state quarantine in Jomtien

Chonburi –

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha has expressed condolences towards the family of the deceased who reportedly fell to his death from a hotel room in the Jomtien area, Chonburi, during the fourteen day mandatory state quarantine one day after returning from Israel.

A thirty-nine-year-old male laborer, whose name was not given per our editorial policy, had recently returned to Thailand along with 168 other returnees on Tuesday, August 25, and arrived at a Jomtien hotel for state quarantine around noon.

He was reportedly seen jumping off the balcony and falling to his death yesterday, August 26, around 4:00 PM. His body has now been taken to Banglamung Hospital for an autopsy and Covid-19 testing while the incident is under investigation by the Pattaya police.

The Prime Minister has urged related government agencies in the area to prescribe legal procedures under disease control measures as well as make contact with the relatives of the deceased and provide proper procedures in order to transfer the body to his hometown for performing religious ceremonies.

Unconfirmed reports state that the man had tried to exit his room multiple times and was denied by guards who ensure that quarantine subjects stay in their room. The unconfirmed reports state that the man was not being cooperative with quarantine policies and procedures.

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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.